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Detroit Councilwoman Tells Obama: “We Voted For You, Now Bail Us Out”

There are some in the black community who are looking for their payback from the first black president. President Obama’s administration has bailed out Wall Street, but not Main Street. State and local governments have been left to flounder, while Wall St. used bailout money to pay themselves record bonuses, and that has some folk fed up.

Among the people who are fed up is a Detroit Councilwoman who says it’s time for President Obama to bail out Detroit.

Councilwoman¬†JoAnn Watson¬†said Tuesday that the city of Detroit should be repaid for voting to reelect President Obama in November’s election.

“Our people in an overwhelming way supported the re-election of this president and there ought to be a quid pro quo and you ought to exercise leadership on that,” said Watson. “Of course, not just that, but why not?”

In her analysis, Watson pointed out that politics is an exchange.

“After the election of Jimmy Carter, the honorable Coleman Alexander Young, he went to Washington, D.C. He came home with some bacon,” said Watson. “That’s what you do.”

The man to whom Watson is referring, Coleman Alexander Young, served as mayor of Detroit for 20 years.

The White House has not expressed any interest in bailing out cities. During the early days of the recession, the idea of bailing out cities was mentioned, but quickly squashed.

37 Responses to Detroit Councilwoman Tells Obama: “We Voted For You, Now Bail Us Out”

  1. Derrick

    December 7, 2012 at 9:45 am

    First and foremost, how in the heII do Blacks in Detroit to rely on a former ‘ball’ player to run a city as mayor? Even, tho Bing owned a business at one time, that does not mean he knows how to handle politricks!!! IT’S A DIFFERENT GAME FOR DIFFERENT PLAYERS!!!

    Kilpatric was a former ‘ball’ player, who was once mayor of the D…look where he’s at!!! And, he was an idiot for using a company phone to handle s*ex business with an employee!!! HE FVCKED HIS OWN SELF UP!!! Kilpatric had ‘ball sense’, but no COMMON sense!!! A ‘ball’ player cannot “run” a city, and these two examples should put the icing on the cake. They can RUN with a “ball”, but can’t run with their BRAINS!!!

    There are no more mayors like the Coleman Youngs, the Harold Washingtons, the Carl Stokes, and other Black mayors, who ran cities. None of them were ass-o-lets [athletes], and they took care of their people. These mayors used their BRAINS, not their hands!!! And, I ain’t downing ball players, I’m just spitting out some Truth and Facts.

    THIS SISTER TOLD IT LIKE IT IS!!!